Cue all shadowy men on shadowy planets: those five Canadians with the absurd sense of humor are back with more of the sketch comedy they’ve been performing since 1984. Speaking of 1984, that was the year a certain inflammatory Stephen King novel was put on … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/13/2022
One of Screen Scholars favorite new shows of 2021 returns for a second season, while a new sitcom from this year that will likely make our 2022 list continues to roll through its first season. Oh, we also rec the show with “roll” in the … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/12/2022
Do you want a WWII thriller rip’t from eight decade old headlines? Check! How about a classic MTV game of regular people showing off their physical prowess? Also check. A mystic martial arts experts who wanders the land? Got it. Anything else? Well, some things… … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/11/2022
Netflix’s working moms return, an elusive Polish thief thieves, and muppets are robots. Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, BRAD’S PICK:Workin’ Moms [Netflix]This show’s sixth season debuts today on Netflix and given what is happening in the world today we need a female led woman … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/10/2022
There’s not a ton of new stuff, but what’s there is almost all recommended by at least one editor. We’ve got a new true-crime mini-series starring real world Justin Timberlake ex-girlfriend and fictional Mr. Peanut Butter ex-wife Jessica Beal (hopefully there’s no mummies in it). … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/09/2022
In 1979, the nuclear power movement suffered a major setback as a plant just miles away from New York City heard the sirens that were long feared. While it could have been much worse, cancer rates did rise nearby and the whole mess took almost … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/04/2022
There’s less streaming than usual–no Hulu original movies at press time–and not a single Nicholas Cage film, but still, plenty to see this month at home and in theaters. Streaming this week on Netflix: Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive …Here is what I sent … Continue reading Box Office Weekend: May 2022￼
At the top of the Tuesday streaming menu we have a diver who loves to push the limits of her (and human) endurance, and a reunion that will make some former and current theater kids become very obnoxious–even more so.
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive [Netflix]
This beautifully shot documentary follows free diver Johanna Nordblad as she trains to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath.
Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known [HBO, 9p]
One of the best musicals of the 21st Century–although the play it’s based on was written at the tail end of the 19th–is revealed for those who never made it to theater, and relived for those of us who did. The original cast returns, including Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. And it’s cable, so they won’t even have to bleep out the coming-of-age rock musical’s showstopper “Totally Fucked.”
Mayans MC [FX, 10p]
There has been a lot of strife in the titular motorcycle club lately. You could almost call it a civil war. This week’s episode even more internal struggles bring further conflict. At the end of the day though, I just hope EZ takes good care of that dog.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- The Malaysian film Showtime 1958 is a rare sort of holiday film. Celebrating Eid, the movie tells the true story of a classic Eid song written by P. Ramlee and Jamil Sulong backstage at a show. It debuts on Netflix today.
- ABC is airing a line-up of returning oddball game shows. In alpha order, we see The Chase, the golf-themed Holey Moley and the new kid on the block, Who Do You Believe? In that last one, it’s the home audience who is the contestant as in this true-crime hybrid, a true story is revealed with many possible villains and scenarios, and you get to figure out whodunnit and which one is what actually happened.
- Speaking of true crime, the neverending saga of a haunted Utah tract of land gets a new chapter with the latest season of History Channel’s The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.